A Syosset man was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with several crimes after he attempted to take a police officer’s gun while being arrested during a domestic disturbance call, Nassau County police said.
Second Precinct patrol officers responded to a home on Berry Hill Road after David Abbondondolo, 43, violated an order of protection and broke a 36-year-old woman’s cellphone, police said in a news release. Police would not disclose the relationship between the suspect and the victim in order to protect her privacy as the victim of a domestic incident, a police spokeswoman said.
Abbondondolo had left the home but returned while police were investigating the incident, the spokeswoman said. When officers tried to arrest Abbondondolo, he “began to fight with them,” police said.
Abbondondolo tried to remove one of the officer’s firearms from its holster during the struggle, police said. A stun gun was used on him, and he was placed into custody about 1:10 p.m., police said.
Two officers were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries, which included a chest injury and a hand injury, police said. They have both since been released from the hospitals, police said.
Abbondondolo is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, attempted robbery, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal contempt of court and resisting arrest, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead. Attorney information for Abbondondolo was not immediately available Saturday.